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Travel Notes 2006

Sunday, January 01, 2006

The Official Travel Notes Blog

Happy New Year

New Year's Day 2005 in Kosice, Slovakia

The picture above was taken on New Year's Day, 2005 in Kosice - Slovakia.

Those of you on the Travel Notes Mailing List will already have received most of this in the e-mail I sent before Christmas but as I'm on the road over the Holiday period, I pre-wrote this to launch on New Year's Day.

What's New For Travel Notes in the Year Ahead?

Firstly, just as I thought we had everything how we wanted it, with the new Travel Notes design, and I started to work on reducing the submitted links in our in-box, I started receiving some feedback that, in select cases, the text on the Travel Notes website was too small.

Of course, we can't design adequately for every browser, screen resolution and operating system combination but I admit, on the larger screen resolution sizes, our font does tend to shrink too much.

Some people also surf with their browser settings changed to alter the font size.

While we won't ever be able to please everybody, I would like things to look better for most visitors looking for travel information and special travel deals on Travel Notes. So I've decided to make a few more subtle changes to correct the balance.

Every page on Travel Notes is still HTML and hard coded (unlike this blog here), with minimum reference to PHP and stylesheets, so it means I'm going to have to update every page again.

Some pages are still looking very tired, holding onto their much older design versions (we'll use the word design lightly here) so I'm going to be very busy in the early part of 2006 trying to paint every page with a uniformed look. And, of course, I still need to get some travelling in occasionally; so please bear with

We've also got some new sections we're planning to add to Travel Notes in the New Year.

We're keeping this under wraps for the moment but one thing we will do is have a special Travel Blogs directory.

This hasn't been launched yet but already my Travel Blogs bookmarks is getting fairly large, so it's time to get them all online and share some of the travel adventures with our visitors.

While we're away..... If you'd like to see some of the places we visited in 2005, the Travel Notes 2006 Wall Calendar is in the shops. Hang it on your wall!

For our regular blog readers (yes it's actually taking off), what would you like to see more of on the Travel Notes Blog in 2006?

I won't be around to moderate comments for a while, so maybe you'd prefer to use the Travel Notes Feedback form.

As always, your feedback is appreciated.



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